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     Michael Arnush, classics, is consulting with Sesame Street’s parent company, which is starting a new initiative on cultural awareness and tolerance, including a kids’ TV series and Web site about the Roman world in the second century—“a remarkably diverse civilization,” notes Arnush.

     Sandy Baum, economics, wrote the chapter “College Education: Who Can Afford It?” in The Finance of Higher Education: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice, published this year by Agathon Press.

     Virginia Murphy Berman and John Berman, psychology, co-authored a paper on distributive justice in Hong Kong and Indonesia in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, no. 33.

     Beau Breslin, government, and John Howley ’80 were panelists at a national conference on the death penalty, held at the University of Oregon. Their presentation, “The Politics of Clemency,” will be published in a forthcoming edition of the University of Oregon Law Review.

     Lubin Family Professor Mary Crone, physics, is co-author of two articles on star formation, one in Astrophysical Journal, vol. 567, March 2002, and the other (whose co-authors include David Kahler ’02) in Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 199, January 2002.

     John Cunningham, art, accompanied Robin Wood ’98 to a critique “salon” led by renowned New York City artist Louise Bourgeois. Cunningham showed pictures of his sculpture and other work. His and Wood’s work was well received, he says, and “both of us felt it to be a rare and wonderful experience.”

     Nicola Denzey, religion, earned a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for summer study at the American Academy of Rome. She is researching the Capella Graeca in the catacombs underneath Rome’s ancient Via Salaria—a study that began with a senior thesis by Sarah Madole ’00.

     Ross Professor Terence Diggory, English, wrote on William Carlos Williams and postmodern art, in the online magazine Jacket, no. 16, March 2002. The article features two artists with whom Diggory plans to collaborate in a presentation for the International Association for Word and Image Studies in Hamburg, Germany, this summer.

     Jordana Dym, history, gave a paper on the mapping of Central America, 1821–1950, at a conference of the American Association of Geographers. She also organized a panel at the 2002 meeting of the Conference on Latin American History.

     Michael Ennis-McMillan, anthropology, is the author of “Anthropologists and Campus Greening” in the March 2002 Anthropology News, and he gave a paper on campus stewardship of woodlands at the annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. At that meeting he also spoke on community drinking-water systems in Mexico.

     Samuel Fee, information technology, co-wrote a paper on info tech at liberal-arts colleges in Educause Quarterly, vol. 25, no. 1, 2002.

     Patricia Fehling, exercise science, was interviewed for an article on muscle injuries in the New York Times in February.

     Mary Ann Foley and Hugh Foley, psychology, together with Lisa Korenman ’97, authored an article in the April issue of Memory & Cognition. Mary Ann Foley also has a paper on children’s memory for the Journal of Cognition and Development. One of her co-authors was Amanda Tanner House ’00.

     Robert “Bud” Foulke, English (emeritus), and his wife, Patricia, recently published two Daytrips and Getaway Weekends books—one for Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, and the other for Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

     Corey Freeman-Gallant, biology, has co-authored two journal articles on Savannah sparrows: one, on parental care of fledglings, for Animal Behaviour, and the other, on an immune-system gene complex, for Molecular Ecology. Elizabeth Johnson ’02, Fiorella Saponara ’00, and Matthew Stanger ’00 are co-authors of the second paper.

     Roy Ginsburg, government, has been named to the 2002–03 Glaverbel Chair in European Politics at the Institute on European Studies at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. Duties of the post include lecturing about U.S.-Europe relations.

     Mona Hall, food service, retired this spring after more than thirty-four years of staffing and managing the college’s dining halls.

     Karen Kellogg, environmental studies, is co-author of a paper on a new species of cichlid fish in Africa, in the journal Copeia. She also contributed a chapter on the food supply of the river otter in North America, for the River Otter Action Plan, published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

     Joan Lane, theater, retired after thirty-one years as coordinator of theater management.

     Murray Levith, English, was a visiting fellow last fall at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. He wrote the lead essay in The Merchant of Venice: New Critical Essays, published this summer by Routledge.

     George Lowis, sociology (emeritus), has an article on HTLV-II in Annals of Epidemiology 2002, no. 12.

     John Moore, art, curated an exhibition of installations at Art in General, a leading New York City nonprofit arts organization. A 1988 painting by Moore, Harold, Martin & Sam, owned by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Ga., has been included in the book In the Spirit of Martin: The Living Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

     Christine Page, management and business, co-authored a paper about measuring attitudes, which she presented before the National Society for Consumer Psychology in Austin,Texas. Another paper she co-authored, on children’s consumer patterns, won an award as one of the best papers in the Journal of Consumer Marketing in 2001.

     Jon Ramsey, student affairs, helped host a retirement sendoff for Tom Roberts, a U.S. pioneer in the college study-abroad profession.

     Linda Simon, English, won an American Philosophical Society sabbatical fellowship to spend 2002–03 writing a book about the cultural anxiety surrounding the introduction of electricity during the late nineteenth century—a topic she has researched in the Bakken Library on Electricity and Life in Minneapolis; the science, technology, and business collection of the New York Public Library; and other resources.

     Alan Wheelock, English, read a paper at the Northeast Modern Language Association conference in Toronto. His topic was film adaptations of The Turn of the Screw.

     Tenure has been granted to James Kennelly, management and business; Kathleen Leavitt, studio art; Eric Lewis, management and business; Viviana Rangil, Spanish; Linda Simon, English; and Susan Walzer, sociology.


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